The advance of remote-sensing technology and data-storage capabilities has progressed in the last decade to commercial multi-sensor data collection. There is a constant need to characterize, quantify and monitor the coastal areas for habitat research and coastal management. In this paper, we present work on seafloor characterization that uses hyperspectral imagery (HSI). The HSI data allows the operator to extend seafloor characterization from multibeam backscatter towards land and thus creates a seamless ocean-to-land characterization of the littoral zone.

Publication Date


Journal or Conference Title

Coastal GeoTools 2011

Conference Date

March 21-24, 2011

Publisher Place

Myrtle Beach, SC, USA


NOAA Coastal Services Center

Document Type

Conference Proceeding